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University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND 4-Year Public

About University of North Dakota

University of North Dakota is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Grand Forks, ND

Founded in 1883, the institution currently enrolls around 13,615 students a year, including 9,796 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

University of North Dakota's endowment was valued at $264,614,000 in 2021.

2021 Admissions Facts About University of North Dakota

Acceptance rate: 87%

Average GPA: 3.5

Mean ACT score: 24

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 17

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

University of North Dakota Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into University of North Dakota. Around 87 percent of all applicants are admitted to University of North Dakota each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 24.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is University of North Dakota a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

About 81 percent of students who start at University of North Dakota return the next year. Out of the 1,882 students who started at University of North Dakota as first-time freshman, 667 graduate within four years.

Around 61 percent of students who started at University of North Dakota earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 51 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $50,752 a year.

Based on this information, how does University of North Dakota sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is University of North Dakota a good school for YOU?

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College Info

264 Centennial Drive Grand Forks, ND 58202

Campus Setting: Urban

University of North Dakota Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of North Dakota is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of North Dakota ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of North Dakota is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into University of North Dakota. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of North Dakota SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1210


Math SAT Range

510 - 630


Reading SAT Range

500 - 620

University of North Dakota Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of North Dakota is like? There are approximately 13,581 students enrolled at University of North Dakota, including 10,163 undergraduate students and 3,418 graduate students. 75% percent of students attend school full-time, 38% percent are from ND and 62% percent of students are from other states.


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